5/9/2013 -- VehicleServicePros.com recently featured Howard Williams, Training & Field Application Manager at Bee Line Company with 16 years of professional technical training and hands-on experience, as the latest in the site’s ongoing “Ask The Expert” series. Williams answered the following questions:
> What are the leading wheel alignment factors?
> What does a pre-alignment check entail, and why is it important to tire life for your customers?
> What types of resources are available if I need help servicing a vehicle using Bee Line equipment?
> Why is total vehicle wheel alignment so important?
4/5/2013 -- Bee Line has introduced a brand new, full-color, comprehensive catalog that showcases wheel alignment equipment, elevated solutions for alignment shops and axle and frame correction equipment for heavy duty trucks and trailers.
In the trucking industry, toe and tracking are the two most critical alignment settings for front end tire wear. Studies continue to find that only setting the toe and tracking on vehicles is not a complete solution. Camber is recognized as a major contributor to tire wear and caster affects suspension life and drivability. Bee Line is a leading manufacturer of equipment that measures and corrects caster and camber, resulting in TOTAL wheel alignment.
In the new catalog, you’ll find the recently released LC7500 Series Computer Alignment Systems broken down into manageable components to easily find the best solution for your shop, whether it’s a mobile computer alignment system or a permanent system capable of complete alignment of heavy-duty vehicles.
Also featured are Bee Line’s recently redesigned Space Saver Ramp and fully customizable Advanced Aligner Runways — both proven to be multi-functional workhorses. Bee Line applies the technology and expertise gained throughout 90 years in the demanding commercial vehicle industry to each and every piece of equipment manufactured by the company. While vehicles continue to get lower to the ground and axles continue to get stronger, Bee Line produces new products to keep up with these trends. Bee Line systems are designed to fit each shop’s specific needs and expand to accommodate changing conditions.
In addition to front and rear/tandem axle alignment solutions, various shop equipment is also showcased. These machines, such as the Smart Balancer II — the latest generation of on-the-wheel touch screen computerized systems that eliminate the guesswork when balancing wheels — are built with accuracy and precision in mind.
Bee Line’s front and rear truck axle correction tools also are highlighted, as well as pumps, rams and frame correction solutions. Detailed call-outs and photos accompany each major system to emphasize all that makes Bee Line an industry leader.
Hands-on training courses that focus on the principles and techniques of performing computerized wheel alignment and truck frame correction are offered in Bee Line’s fully equipped training center in Bettendorf, Iowa. The catalog details several of these opportunities and how to enroll.
Bee Line: Lifting Your Profitability to New Heights
Bee Line aims to make you an efficient, one-stop-shop solution provider by offering the highest-quality professional tools you need to set you apart from the competition. Our advanced aligners, Space Saver, pit systems and portable systems are multi-functional workhorses designed to accommodate any shop and provide the best elevated solutions to meet your alignment needs.
Recently, we’ve partnered with PKS Equipment & Engineering Inc., an Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) certified lift manufacturer and leader in lift innovation, to bring you even more elevated options with 4-Post, Scissor and Mobile Column Lifts — all of which allow unparalleled access to the vehicles being serviced.
Lifts can be custom ordered to meet individual customer specifications, and each is tested under numerous temperature and structural stress conditions. These tests ensure a safe and durable lift.
The 4-Post Lift is a cost-effective solution for routine maintenance on an entire fleet. It has minimal set-up time, offers choices in lifting capacities from 12,000 to 80,000 lbs., various runway lengths and includes safety locking legs on each post.
The Scissor Lift is driven by high pressure hydraulic cylinders with no under-vehicle obstructions or horizontal movement. They are designed to be drive-on ramp style or drive-through and recessed into the ground or above ground.
The Mobile Column Lift is a versatile machine, with per column lifting capacities of 12,000 to 40,000 lbs. and tire diameters up to 72 inches. It is equipped with controls that raise and lower vehicles at the same pace to ensure safety, and is easily moved when not in use to open a bay for other purposes.
Every lift produced is built to the ANSI ALI-ALCTV-2008 Standard for Automotive Lifts Safety Requirements for Operation, Inspection and Maintenance. The majority of the lifts also have been tested and certified to meet or exceed the ETL requirements for lift safety.
Trust the alignment experts to provide you the best solution for laser accurate performance and increase your profits today!
Bee Line is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with Corghi USA Inc., an international leader in wheel service equipment, as part of our mission to provide professional equipment that differentiates you from the competition and helps you become a highly productive, one-stop-shop solution provider. The HD700 Tire Changer and ET66 Wheel Balancer are built as ruggedly and with the same high quality as Bee Line’s industry-leading Heavy Duty Computerized Wheel Alignment and Frame Correction equipment.
Take control of heavy duty jobs with the ET66, a user-friendly tire balancer capable of handling a max tire weight of 440 lbs. This extremely compact model utilizes an integrated lift, making the technician’s job effortless with less opportunity for physical injury. The balancer’s energy-saving, slower speed of 75 rpm reduces the risks associated with rotating parts, and its spin time of just 17 seconds gets the job done in a flash. The ET66 also moves easily on casters when floor space is at a premium.
The HD700 Electrohydraulic Tire Changer is the ideal machine for the professional who services trucks, buses or industrial vehicles. The simple yet versatile design includes a ramp on the carriage with left-right move¬ment, allowing technicians to easily maneuver and accurately place heavy truck tires onto the jaws. Tubeless or inner tube-type tires, as well as skid steer tires, can be slid on or off the rim quickly and effortlessly, thus increasing shop productivity and profits.
The HD700 was designed to accommodate rim sizes from 14” to 26”. This is the ideal machine for the professional who needs an operator-friendly, cost effective solution, but refuses to sacrifice quality.
Trust the alignment experts to provide laser accurate performance and increase your profits today!
8/22/2012 -- Bee Line Company, the worldwide leader in heavy duty tractor and trailer wheel alignment and frame correction systems,
introduces the all-new LC7500 computer alignment system.
The LC7500 computer alignment system redefines laser accuracy – from the
inside, out. Using cutting-edge technologies, Bee Line has taken the most accurate heavy duty truck alignment system on the market and
made it even better. Every aspect of this system builds on more than 90 years of alignment expertise and has been redesigned with the
most forward-thinking objectives in mind. As technology advances, so does Bee Line.
Superior Design Maximizes Efficiency and Improves Durability
An impressive 32” HD TV monitor with built-in speakers matched with the enhanced cabinet design, custom molded top and Remote
Display charging station make this system extremely contemporary and user-friendly. The software screens have been redesigned to
maximize font size for ease of viewing and drop-down menus make it easier to navigate. An efficient, state-of-the-art workspace means
greater productivity for the technician. Durability is substantially improved through the use of fewer moving internal parts. Fewer moving
parts in the laser assembly eliminates wear out mechanisms, loss of accuracy with wear and the need for repair.
Smarter Technology Increases Precision and Speed
Advanced target board sensors and processors that operate at 88MHZ vs. 4.5 MHz in past systems, along with a hardware driven design
allow for quick calculations and immediate, precise laser positioning response. Approximately 1,800 (vs. 80) sensors calculate the location
of the laser strike to an accuracy of .005”. The Laser Line Generator with 200 sensors per inch provides great precision in these calculations.
These technological improvements afford a faster, more precise and extremely accurate alignment, in less time.
LC7500 Provides Unmatched Productivity
Key innovative refinements come together in the LC7500 to deliver the ultimate return on your investment. The System boasts up to
20% faster processing, extraordinary accuracy and increased speed, all leading to added productivity. Users have experienced increased
ROI by performing one more alignment per day, in turn generating thousands of dollars more per week in additional revenue - without
extending hours or adding more technicians. The LC7500 is the most technologically advanced computer alignment system available
today. Contact Us
8/22/2012 -- Gauge and Document King Pin Tolerance
The Bee Line King Pin Gauging System was developed to
meet the need of repair shops performing steer axle inspection
and maintenance. The King Pin Gauging System was engineered
to work in conjunction with Bee Line’s exclusive
software, electronically measuring King Pin bushing lateral
movement and then documenting the results.
KPGS readings are accurate, extremely
repeatable and available in a
customizable hard copy printout. Patent Pending. Contact Us
7/13/2012 -- Bettendorf, Iowa, USA, June 29, 2012 – Bee Line Company has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification, the latest ISO standard designation. In business since the1920's, Bee Line Company has become the world’s leading manufacturer of Wheel Alignment, On-Truck Tire Balancing and Frame Correction Equipment for Heavy Duty Trucks and Trailers.
With over 90 years experience designing and manufacturing precision vehicle alignment and frame correction equipment, Bee Line is able to utilize their tremendous manufacturing experience to supply customers with high quality, precision manufactured parts and assemblies. Using the same technologically advanced equipment, combined with continuous investments in new and efficient capital equipment, Bee Line Manufacturing has now become a substantial provider of manufactured parts for many outside businesses in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.
The achievement of ISO 9001:2008 compliance further demonstrates the company's total commitment to quality-of-service standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
The ISO 9001:2008 standard specifies Quality Management System (QMS) requirements focused on a company's ability to meet and improve upon customer satisfaction and quality requirements. As part of the certification process, Bee Line has established, maintained and improved upon its own QMS to ensure that the company's customer support organization continues its commitment to customer satisfaction.
Customers want to be confident that they are doing business with an organization that can meet or exceed their requirements in a timely manner. Because it is an internationally recognized quality management system, ISO 9001:2008 certification gives Bee Line customers a reason to have that confidence.
"The additional structure that we have added as part of the ongoing processes surrounding ISO 9001:2008 has enabled us to continue to improve and streamline our operations,' noted Steve Woodward, VP of Operations at Bee Line Company. "Ultimately, this is to our customer's benefit."
Bee Line designs, manufactures and sells a variety of cutting edge products while providing unparalleled training and customer service to its valuable clients around the world. With an absolute commitment to superior products, Bee Line utilizes the finest materials, advanced technologies and proven processes to deliver long-lasting, reliable performance.
6/7/2012 -- Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal's Top 5 products were selected by the editors from new product announcements published in HDAJ during 2010. They were chosen for innovation,
usefulness to the end user, effectiveness in improving performance and serviceability, and potential to help distributors gain more business.
6/7/2012 -- Sure we provide our customers with excellent MOBILE alignment systems that give businesses an avenue to make money on the road. And yes, we provide our customers with ON-THE-FLOOR alignment systems that make them money in their shops without dedicating a bay. In fact we have the best equipment for any business, from beginners to the serious professionals who are looking for the highest profit margins the alignment business has to offer. What equipment do these serious professionals demand? Complete Truck Alignment Systems from Bee Line. Everytime. Take a break, watch this video and find out why.
12/15/2011 -- The new Remote Display is simply a must-have tool for the LC 7000 Computer Alignment System.
Users of the LC 7000 have grown accustomed to the advantages of color LCD screens built into the Alignment Heads. The Remote Display puts those same advantages in a lightweight wireless package a technician can use anywhere. These advantages include:
The ability to control live WindSpeed 7000 Software functions from remote locations.
Taking measurements and making live corrections to toe, camber, caster and rear tracking.
The ability to gauge and document Tread Depth.
To learn more about this exciting new item, click here.
12/1/2009 -- MBC Financial Corp has been working with Bee Line Co. customers for the past 17 yrs, offering them a variety of financing options. We have very competitive rates with reasonable underwriting standards. We would be happy to put together a proposal for your review.
Contact us at:
MBC Financial Corp
1465 41st St, Ste 8
Moline, IL 61265